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Burkina Faso braces for election results
In Burkina Faso, once known as a country of peaceful coexistence, mistrust is growing between ethnic groups in the wake of terrorist attacks and banditry. Insecurity kept hundreds of thousands of Burkinabe from voting.
Ethiopia conflict: PM vows 'final and crucial' offensive
In tonight's edition: Ethiopian troops march on the Tigrayan capital as the country's war on the well-armed state continues. The north and east of Burkina Faso have been heavily hit by terrorist attacks since 2015. The one million people forced from their homes will find it difficult to vote in Sunday's presidential election. Central African pygmies' traditional music and dance style continues to draw crowds. The name translates as the dance of the caterpillars and its rhythms and sounds have been passed down through generations.
Are US forces essential to war on terror in Africa's Sahel region?
In the fight against terrorist groups in Africa, US forces provide crucial support to the G5 Sahel group (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) with intelligence, logistics and supplies. But as the terror threat continues to spread in the region, Africa is no longer a priority for the Pentagon, which could well withdraw its troops, as announced by US President Donald Trump.
Burkina Faso struggles to tackle terror threat
In West Africa, the nation of Burkina Faso is a weak link in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region. In the north of the country, which suffers constant terror attacks, entire provinces are threatened. And an unprecedented humanitarian crisis is underway, with Covid-19 just beginning to spread. Our reporters Jonathan Walsh and Kalidou Sy went to find out more.
Zimbabwe hit by malaria outbreak amid Covid-19 lockdown
Zimbabwe's health system is being stretched even further by malaria outbreaks that have killed at least 131 people. Also, Burkina Faso and Ghana have started to ease coronavirus lockdown measures but the number of cases continue to rise in both countries and there are fears that the changes have come too early. And finally, in Gabon, masks are now compulsory but the majority of poeple still lack equipment and are struggling economically.
'Major crisis in Burkina Faso worsening exponentially day by day”
Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, granted France 24 an interview from Geneva. He described the humanitarian crisis in the Syrian northwest region of Idlib as one of the “most terrible over nine years”. Back from a trip to the Sahel region, Filippo Grandi is particularly concerned about Burkina Faso, where he witnessed 800 000 of people fleeing their homes attacked by jihadists with “absolutely no hesitation in killing, and raping”, telling stories “among the most horrifying” he ever
How Burkina Faso can overcome its humanitarian challenges
Refugees International says Burkina Faso is experiencing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world and has emerged as the latest epicentre of conflict in the Sahel region. Alexandra Lamarche, Senior Advocate for West and Central Africa at Refugees International joins CNBC Africa on how Burkina Faso can overcome the current humanitarian challenges in the country.
Burkina Faso: Church attack kills dozens
A shooting near a Protestant church left dozens dead in northern Burkina Faso. The West African country, one of the poorest in the world, is one of several in the Sahel region dealing with a jihadist insurgency.
Burkina Faso: Roadside bomb kills children on bus
More than a dozen civilians have died after a bus hit an improvised explosive device in northern Burkina Faso. Most of those who were killed were students who were reportedly on the way back from a school break.